Lectures and events for 2017-2018
Meetings commence in Gullane Village Hall or Dirleton Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm
GULLANE AND DIRLETON HISTORY SOCIETY LECTURE SYLLABUS 2017-2018
Meetings in red are held in Dirleton Kirk Hall and in black Gullane Village Hall. All at 7.30pm
|Wednesday 27th September 2017 Gullane Village Hall
Women pilots of Air Transport Auxiliary in WW2 – Spitfire Women.
Women were increasingly employed in the war to ferry new and repaired aircraft to active air stations.
|Thursday 12th October 2017 Dirleton Kirk Hall
Working for a living. Terms and conditions from Palmerston to Lloyd George.
An old family diary led to fascinating insights into living and working conditions in the late 1800s
|Wednesday 8th November 2017 Gullane Village Hall
Burke and Hare’s Edinburgh
|Thursday 7th December 2017 Dirleton Kirk Hall
East Lothian in the early 1950s: Shops and shopping – The Store
Gullane’s Co-op shop was original named Tranent Co-operative. James Herring explains why.
|Wednesday 10th January 2018 Gullane Village Hall
The Lowland Clearances, Scotland’s silent revolution
Andrew Cassell & Peter Aitchison
Clearances of farmers on small holdings took place in the Lowlands unobtrusively.
|Thursday 1st February 2018 Dirleton Kirk Hall
Guides to East Lothian Geology.
The oft turbulent development of the landscape in East Lothian is presented from an unusual angle
|Wednesday 21st February 2018 Gullane Village Hall
History of stained glass
The alchemy of colour and light in ancient ecclesiastical glass is explained
|Thursday 22nd March 2018 Dirleton Kirk Hall
The Magic of the Movies
|AGM||Thursday 5th April 2018 AGM & a presentation(s) by a member(s)|